A regular at Chevy Chase neighborhood hangout Blue 44 left a $2,000 tip on a $93 check on Monday.
The regular left the tip for the bartender on duty Laura Dally, as well as for owner Chris Nardelli and chef James Turner, according to a spokeswoman. The leaver of the tip wanted to remain anonymous.
Nardelli says the chef and he sometimes exchange emails with the customer to keep him updated on beer selections and food specials. The customer's a big fan of the restaurant's gumbo.